Diane Magras, Director of Development, joined the Council staff in 2004. She manages all development operations, including grants, major donor and annual fund campaigns, the planned giving program, special fundraising events, and the MHC’s blog and newsletter. She has worked in fundraising for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Burlington, Vermont; the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine; and the Arcady Music Society in Bar Harbor, Maine. Once a small-town newspaper reporter, Diane’s byline has appeared in The Ellsworth American, The Bar Harbor Times, and The Ellsworth Weekly. Diane is also a writer of historical novels. She is married to author Michael Magras. They have one child who, not unsurprisingly, is passionate about books.